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Metro Wants To Make Its Light Rail Trains More Visible

By: GAIL DELAUGHTER

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Houston’s transit agency is giving its light rail trains a paint job. They’re getting a big splash of color so you’ll see them coming.

In many other cities you’ll see light rail trains in all sorts of colors.  But Metro has maintained the same gray color scheme since it first started running the trains in 2004.

After two cyclists were hit and killed by trains earlier this year, Metro board member Jim Robinson says it’s time to make some changes.

“Well the trains are both hard to see because of the silver-gray color,” says Robinson. “They literally melt into what I would call the urban canyon and they’re quiet.”

Stripes and wrappings have already been added to some of the trains.  Now Metro is spending $326,000 to add big red and blue stripes to the rest of the fleet. That includes over 60 vehicles.

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